Malaysia’s First Sustainable Dog Food with Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) as Alternative Protein

  • Pet World Nutritions, SPCA Selangor and Nutrition Technologies signed MOU on the sustainable Black Soldier Fly Larvae Protein dog food in Malaysia.
  • SPCA Selangor will be the first NGO in line to support this sustainable dog food ahead of its commercial launch.

Shah Alam, 18 May 2022 —Pet World Nutritions Sdn Bhd is proud to announce a strategic partnership with SPCA Selangor and Nutrition Technologies Sdn Bhd to embark the birth of Malaysia’s first sustainable dog food using Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) as an alternative protein source.

The MOU was jointly signed by Mr PY Choy, CEO, Pet World Nutritions Sdn Bhd, Ms Christine Chin, Chairman, SPCA Selangor and Mr Nick Piggott, CEO, Nutrition Technologies, in agreement to collaborate and to promote the use of Black Soldier Fly Larvae (BSFL) in the production of commercial dog food. The MOU will also facilitate in educating the community on the benefits of BSFL in supporting our environment and ecosystem for sustainable future living with a significant reduction in carbon footprint, as well as giving back to the community with a cause for helping the rescued animals.

Pet World Nutritions is a pet loving company that provides uncompromising pet nutrition so that pet owners and their pets will have more meaningful years together. Mr PY Choy commented “We are honoured to have the full support from SPCA Selangor and Nutrition Technologies in embarking in this meaningful sustainable pet food project, and for a more sustainable future together”. He further commented, “We always endeavour to stay abreast and go beyond the pet food industry trend We always strive to be the innovator in the market”. He added that with the introduction of this first ever commercial sustainable dog food in Malaysia, we are marking a new milestone in Pet World’s sustainable mission of “Bridging Better Future”, a step closer to achieving our sustainable goals for our future generations.

SPCA Selangor, an integrated Non-Profit Organisation founded in 1958 to promote kindness and compassion towards all animals great and small, aiming to alleviate cruelty and reduce suffering. Christine Chin, Chairman of SPCA Selangor shared that SPCA Selangor has also embarked on promoting Plant-Based Advocacy and is working on initiatives that encourages Malaysians to reduce meat consumption for better health as well as helping to alleviate suffering. Christine Chin added, “We want to give the best nutrition to our pets to keep them healthy and the inclusion of BSFL in pet food is indeed a giant step and in line with our mission of reducing suffering and building a more sustainable environment”.

Nutrition Technologies, a biotechnology company that focuses on the cultivation of Black Soldier Flies Larvae (BSFL) and to recover nutrients from organic waste and provide a sustainable supply of high-grade proteins and oils into the global food supply chain. “We have a big vision and mission to revolutionise the pet food sector with the integration of insect-based protein for better functional performance as well as saving the future of our planet and to provide food security for generations to come”. Black soldier fly larvae have a unique combination of nutrients, rich in protein and lipids. This protein source also has a lower environmental impact in the farming and harvesting process. By incorporating black soldier fly larvae meal into pet food, we will be able to materialise the production of sustainable yet highly palatable dog food for dog lovers as an option. This is part of the CSR initiatives of the company to support the welfare of animals through this sustainable project of helping the shelters with great nutritious pet food.

Mr PY Choy, CEO of Pet World Nutritions Sdn Bhd, Ms Christine Chin, Chairman of SPCA Selangor, Mr Nick Piggott and CEO of Nutrition Technologies having a group photo after the signing ceremony.

Bridging Better Future Together

With the increasing population in Malaysia, we are also generating tremendous solid waste which was estimated to be 38k metric tonnes per day in 2021. Food wastage stands as top contributor of greenhouse gas globally, with more than 11% of the total GhG emission coming from the food system. Malaysia Government has committed to become a carbon-neutral nation by 2050.  Research has shown that the black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) could reduce the carbon emissions from food waste going into landfill because the larvae feed on pre-consumer waste.

Hence with this MOU, Pet World Nutritions together with its partners, are bridging a better future for our generations to come.